a painful inflamation of the appendix, often requiring surgery


toilet; latrine

Jimi Hendrix

a 1960s rock guitarist

Dear John letter

slang term for a letter in which one person breaks up with another

on relief

slang term for receiving government aid


a smokeless explosive powder

malaria pills

medicine that prevents people from getting a disease transmitted by mosquitoes


a unit of ground forces, consisting of two or more battalions or battle groups, a headquarters unit, and certain supporting units




a device in the narrative of a motion picture, novel, etc., by which an event or scene taking place before the present time in the narrative is inserted into the chronological structure of the work

chronological structure

putting events in the order in which they occurred

Black Pride

a movement encouraging black people to learn about and celebrate the accomplishments of black people--associated in the United States with the Civil Rights Movement


the culture and lifestyle of those people, especially among the young, who reject or oppose the dominant values and behavior of society

San Francisco

large city on the West Coast of the United States associated--especially in the 1960s--with people called "hippies" and with various counterculture movements


a musical genre that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century that combines features traditional African music with features of European folk music


temporary peace agreement


an essential nutrient that is lost when a person has diarrhea

insect repellant

substance used to keep away mosquitoes

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